2017-18 National Women's Team

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2017-18 NWT Esso Series
Game #39
League
Final
January 10, 2018 7:00 pm MST
Markin MacPhail Centre - WinSport Arena
Calgary, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
2
0
3
0
1
1
2

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
10
6
24
7
6
8
21

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
6
1 / 3
8

Game Story

CANADA HOLDS ON FOR WIN OVER AAA FLAMES

JASON LA ROSE

CALGARY, Alta. – Lauriane Rougeau (Beaconsfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL) and Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) had a goal and an assist apiece, and Canada’s National Women’s Team survived a late push to edge the Calgary AAA Flames 3-2 in Esso Series action Wednesday night.

Bailey Bram (Ste. Anne, Man./Calgary, CWHL) had the other goal for the Canadians, who improved to 8-4-3 in Alberta Midget Hockey League games as part of their preparations for PyeongChang.

Both teams came flying out of the gate, with just a single whistle in the first eight minutes, but it was the Canadians who found the scoreboard first.

Coming out of the Team Canada zone, Nurse took a pass from Rougeau and found open space all the way to the net before going five-hole on Flames goaltender Brett Balas to make it a 1-0 game.

A pair of quick-strike goals early in the second period put Canada in control.

Rougeau was first, snapping a quick shot past Balas just 66 seconds after the puck dropped, and Bram knocked in the 3-0 goal only 1:58 after that.

The Flames’ comeback started midway through the middle frame when Connor Brock capitalized on the power play, cutting the Canadian lead to two goals through 40 minutes.

It was down to one when Keegan Fraser tucked a shot past Genevieve Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) at 7:37 of the third period, but that would be as close as the Flames would get – a last-minute penalty and Balas on the bench made for a 6-on-4 advantage, but Lacasse shut the door in the dying seconds to preserve the win.

Canada is right back to action Friday night at Canada Olympic Park, taking on the Calgary Buffaloes (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Nurse

Assists: Lauriane Rougeau, Meaghan Mikkelson
08:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Devon Stuart
Tripping (2:00)
14:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric Martin
Slashing (2:00)
17:38
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Lauriane Rougeau

Assists: Rebecca Johnston, Mélodie Daoust
01:06
GOAL
Goal: Bailey Bram

Assists: Sarah Nurse, Laura Stacey
03:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Jillian Saulnier
High-Sticking (2:00)
06:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Blayre Turnbull
Hooking (2:00)
10:13
GOAL
Goal: Connor Brock (power play)

Assists: Ethan Lund, Hunter Nelson
10:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Erik Nixdorf
Interference (2:00)
15:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Christiano Aiello
Slashing (2:00)
18:53
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Keegan Fraser

Assists: Ethan Lund
07:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Renata Fast
Body-Checking (2:00)
19:09

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Geneviève Lacasse CAN 60 21 19 2 0.905
Brett Balas FLA 59 24 21 3 0.875

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

4 - 1 W @ Calgary RoyalsROY
Jan 21, 2018
2 - 3 L vs. CanadaCAN
Jan 10, 2018
3 - 1 W @ Calgary NorthstarsNOR
Jan 18, 2018
1 - 1 L @ Calgary BuffaloesBUF
Jan 12, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 4NC: USA 5 – CAN 2 (Gold Medal)
Fortino and Bourbonnais scored, but Canada finished with silver.
2018 4NC: CAN 3 – FIN 0 (Preliminary)
Daoust and Johnston scored early, helping Canada reach the final.
2018 4NC: USA 2 – CAN 1 (Preliminary)
Gabel scored her first career goal, but Canada finished a goal short.
2018 4NC: CAN 6 – SWE 1 (Preliminary)
Daoust had two goals and an assist to lead Canada to an opening win.
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